governance at Pacific Unitarian Church

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Rev. Steve Wilson

Minister

Rev. Steven Wilson is a young-spirited 50-ish year old who is progressive in his politics, and old-fashioned in his loyalty to a large group of family and friends. 

He received his Masters in Divinity from Boston University and his Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College.

Steve is originally from Lexington, MA and spent most of his life in the Boston area with the exception of five years in New Hampshire, Chicago, and Sydney, Australia.  Now a resident of South Bay, Steve is feeling very at home in Southern California.

Of Unitarian Universalism, he says that “We as a tradition have a commitment to explore and speak of the unknowable deepest truths of life, to hold the vision that there are always more marvelous, important, and provocative things at work than the critical mind will see.”

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Chloe Briede Pacific Unitarian interim minister

Chloë Briedé

Interim Minister

Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church is excited to announce our Interim Minister, Chloë Briedé. She will be serving us after Rev. Steve’s departure for two year while we search for our next settled minister.

A life-long UU, as a child Chloë’s parents were active in a small, house UU congregation in Gallup, New Mexico.  Later when she was 12 years old, her family moved to Yorktown, Virginia where they joined the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News. “Church felt like home to me.”

While attending George Mason University she joined Students for a Democratic Society. She spent a month as an community organizer in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In college she also advocated for environmental justice and allowed her to explore my spirituality. She traveled to Taiwan and studied at a Buddhist monastery.

After college, although Chloë had ministry as her eventual goal, she wanted to get exposure to the workforce while helping the world. I served with AmeriCorps and the American Red Cross before enrolling at Harvard Divinity School. After seminary she did clinical pastoral education residency where her direction to parish work became clear. “I like building long-term community relationships in a church. She then served as an Interim Director of Religious Education and Parish Administrator at the First Parish in Hingham, MA, Old Ship Church.

Chloë is currently an Interim Minister at the UU Community Church in Augusta, Maine. She lives with my partner, Div, and their dog, Dobby. “I am spiritually fed by attending Sanctuary Boston online and time in nature. I enjoy hiking, cooking, gardening, and meeting friends in my free time. I also love to learn about astronomy, physics, and history, when I am not reading for church. ”

Please welcome Chloë Briedé as our new Interim Minister!

 

Our Board of Directors

COMMITTEES

Volunteer members are the backbone of the church operations. Get involved. Inquire about joining a committee. Not only are you supporting the mission of Pacific Unitarian, working as a team is a great way to get to know other members more deeply as well.

Religious Education: Plan and implement programs for youth and families and adult congregation.
Welcoming Committee: Ushers, Welcome Table and Greeters.
Endowment: Maintains and implements long term investing strategies for the Pacific Unitarian portfolio of assets.
Finance: Discusses and updates the operating budget.
Worship: Discusses and implements all aspects of the Sunday service.
Facilities: Maintains upkeep and repair of the Pacific Unitarian property.
Personnel: Helps all staff with human resource issues and onboards new employees.
Multicultural Transformation Team Committee Encourages policies of diversity, inclusivity and equity in all aspects of church governance and programs.
 
Membership: Keeps track of all members and welcomes new members.
 
Harmonious Relations: Resolves conflicts and concerns of congregants. 

Staff

Severin Behnen

Music Director
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Jewell Faamaligi

Multicultural Outreach & Religious Education Director
Gaby Gaynair Pacific Unitarian office administrator

Gaberiel Sese

Office Administrator
Kellie Kinsman AV Tech

Kellie Kinsman

AV Tech

Jose Gurrola

Custodian